Personal Injury Solicitors Hitchin
Do I have a Personal Injury Claim?
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached that duty of care
- You suffered injury/damage as a result of the defendant’s breach of duty
- The injury/damage which you suffered is not too far removed from the defendant’s wrongdoing.
Accident at Work Personal Injury Claims
Road Traffic Accident Claims in Hitchin
Although a relatively small town, Hitchin still has many busy roads that go through it and around it. As with most roads around the UK there are, unfortunately, many road traffic accidents (RTAs) every year with many resulting in injuries for which the injured party may be able to claim compensation. The RTA must have occurred within the last three years before you can begin a claim and it does not matter whether you were the driver, a passenger, a cyclist, a pedestrian or any other kind of road user, if you suffered an injury a result of another party’s negligence then you may have a claim for compensation. Even if the driver of the vehicle which was at fault for the accident is untraceable or uninsured we can still assist you in gaining the compensation you deserve.
Life Changing Injury Claims and Fatal Accident Claims Hitchin
Sadly, we find ourselves dealing with cases where the injured party has suffered a life changing injury or representing families who have lost a loved one as a result of someone’s negligence. We consider ourselves specialists in this kind of situation and can guide you through the legal process. Not only does our experience leave us in a very strong position to get a good outcome for you but our friendly and personal service is also on hand to answer any questions that you or your family may have in the most challenging of circumstances.
Slips, Trips & Falls
There is a duty of care on the owner of any land or premises in the UK to any member of the public who may be using it. If an accident occurs involving a member of the public that is a result of the owner’s negligence then the owners will be liable for that accident under the occupier’s liability/public liability laws.
An example of this would be if there was an accident as a result of a poorly maintained pathway or road (defects such as potholes). In this instance the Highways Authority and local councils would be liable as these are the organisations responsible for the proper maintenance of the roads and pathways. Similarly, owners of shops and restaurants would be liable for any accident that happened on their premises as a result of their negligence.
Other Commonly Seen Injury Claims
News stories about recalls on various different products seem to be becoming more of a regular occurrence. These recalls are often the result of a product being found to be unsafe or unfit for purpose after being released. Unfortunately, there are usually some accidents that occur in the interim period of the release of the product and the recall. If you have been in the unfortunate position of a product causing you injury or illness then you may be due compensation. Keeping the important, supporting, information such as receipt of purchase, packaging material, the product itself and any other associated items will only help in strengthening your claim. One of our expert lawyers will help guide you through the claims process, ensure that you have a strong claim and then proceed with legal action if required.
We have worked with clients with a wide range of animal injuries and, although they vary in severity, they are a surprisingly common occurrence. There are more direct animal injuries such as being bitten by a dog or being kicked by a horse but there are also injuries that are the result of an accident caused by animals (for example a road traffic accident). If an animal has caused you injury or has caused an accident that has resulted in an injury to you then you may have a claim for compensation.
Contact our Personal Injury Solicitors Serving Hitchin
If you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence then get in touch with us today. Even if you are unsure whether or not there is a claim to be made we would still be happy to speak with you and advise you on the merits of your potential claim. Give us a call on 01462 483 800 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In some circumstance we are able to offer home visits but every client receives our fully dedicated and personalised service.